Monthly Archives: September 2013

Scotland and the Russian Doll

4 days after arriving on Arran I left again – briefly – to attend the conference: Imagining Natural Scotland. The first speaker Colin Tudge warned of the dangers of Advertisements

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Wild land or ‘A’ road

Third day in finds me exploring further afield, my intention is to climb above the tree-line

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“…pine woods have a strange habit of wandering…”

I love that sentence from Sara Maitland’s “Gossip from the Forest”. Her explanation is that you cannot coppice or pollard Scots pines. Cut they are killed, they will not regenerate on their old roots and the seeds tend not to … Continue reading

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Basking Shark

Mostly I was thinking about a cup of tea, a necessity after the 5 hour journey, that and unpacking the car when I got a text: ‘basking sharks, do you want to see them?’ Car keys and camera located, I … Continue reading

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